Syria

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Jul 13 '16 07:44

A Dutch woman lived in areas controlled by terrorist group Islamic State for almost a year before managing to escape on Tuesday and get help from Kurdish fighters in Mosul, Iraq, reports Kurdish television station Kurdistan24.

Jul 4 '16 08:00

Since November 2015, about 400 Syrian and Iraqi refugees have stated that they wish to leave the Netherlands. The majority of these refugees have still not started the asylum procedure, according to a report by BNR based on statistics from the repatriation and departure service in the Netherlands.

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Jun 22 '16 08:33

Jitse Akse will not be prosecuted. The criminal investigation against the former Dutch soldier could not find sufficient evidence to prove that he personally killed ISIS jihadists in Syria, as he claimed in the press earlier this year, the Public Prosecutor announced on Tuesday.

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Jun 21 '16 08:06

A local mosque in Zoetermeer repeatedly reported problems with radicalizing youths in the city, but Zoetermeer did not respond. The mosque's calls for help directly conflict with the mayor's statements to the city council after the first suspected Dutch jihadists left from the city to Syria, that there were no previous signs that young Muslims were being radicalized in Zoetermeer, NRC reports based on its own research.

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Jun 15 '16 15:05

Two young Arnhem men were sentenced to prison for trying to join and participate in a terrorist organization in Syria

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May 13 '16 16:00

The Netherlands' F-16 stationed in Jordan participated in seven missions over Syria in the past three months. The Dutch fighter jets dropped bombs on ISIS targets four times during those missions, Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert wrote in response to questions from Parliament

May 13 '16 11:20

King Willem-Alexander paid a surprise visit to the 200 Dutch troops in Jordan on Thursday, the government information service announced.

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May 13 '16 09:29

Suspected jihadist Rachid el J. from Huizen had information about the military on him when he was arrested almost two years ago, Gooi-en Eemlander reported on Friday.

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May 12 '16 08:31

The asylum agreement between Turkey and the European Union seems to be bearing its first fruits. Since the agreement took effect last month, only 101 Syrians submitted their first application for asylum in the Netherlands - a much lower number than the 5,249 Syrian applications received at the peak in October last year

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May 4 '16 08:15

Children taking part in the conflict in Syria can be a considered a threat from the age of 9 years and will henceforth be added to the terrorism list in the Netherlands, intelligence service AIVD confirmed

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May 3 '16 09:44

Dutch F-16's are hardly deployed in missions over Syria because they are not equipped with the appropriation communication systems, parliamentarians discovered during a visit to Jordan this weekend.

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Apr 21 '16 14:23

Threats to the Netherlands from the jihadist corner is "more complex and difficult than ever before", according to general intelligence service AIVD's annual report for 2015. There are jihadists in the Netherlands that want bring the fight to their own country, and the attacks in Brussels and Paris last year show that terrorist organizations are capable of carrying out complex and well-executed attacks.

Apr 13 '16 15:35

Between 15 and 20 Dutch soldiers are actively fighting in Syria and Iraq, according to annual figures for 2015 from military intelligence service MIVD.

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Apr 4 '16 14:15

The first group of Syrian asylum seekers from Turkey will arrive in the Netherlands on Tuesday, the European Commission announced on Monday. These are "recognized asylum seekers" that EU member states agreed to take in as part of the asylum agreement with Turkey, which took effect on Monday.

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Apr 1 '16 16:20

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs will seriously investigate a report by Amnesty International which states that Turkey deports hundreds of asylum seekers back to Syria on a daily basis

Mar 29 '16 15:09

A a young woman from Rotterdam was arrested at Schiphol airport earlier this month on suspicion of being a foreign rebel fighter in the Syrian civil war. ISIS let her leave their caliphate to seek medical attention

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Mar 28 '16 10:01

Several hundred Dutch people of Turkish and Moroccan descent demonstrated against terrorism in Rotterdam on Sunday. Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb also participated and gave a speech.

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Mar 24 '16 13:35

Aykut K., a 26 year old Doesburg man believed to be fighting for a terrorist organization in Syria, died some time ago. His family told Doesburg mayor Loes van der Meijs of his death during a discussion, the municipality confirmed to the Gelderlander.

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Mar 15 '16 08:50

"Seeing is believing. But it could be a positive step", is Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders' response to the news that Russia plans to withdraw forces from Syria from Tuesday.

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Mar 14 '16 11:26

About a quarter of the people who submitted asylum application in the Netherlands during the first months of 2016 will likely be refused a residency permit and sent back to their home countries. This is because these people came from countries that are considered "safe" and therefore only qualify for refugee status in exceptional circumstances.

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Mar 11 '16 16:04

Amstelveen mayor Mirjam van 't Veld says she refuses to back down from plans to receive asylum seekers in the Amsterdam suburb despite a specific death threat made against her. She would not comment on the context of the threat in an interview with newspaper Het Parool, but she said it was typed on half of an A4-sized sheet of paper and addressed to her personally.

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Mar 11 '16 07:30

Among leaked files of 22 thousand ISIS combatants is information on at least two, but maybe up to seven, Dutch jihadists

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Mar 8 '16 09:00

The radicalization helpline, set up by the Moroccan Dutch Alliance, received 552 requests for help in the first year of its existence. 94 cases were so serious that the parents needed support from a counselor, the Alliance announced in a fact sheet on Tuesday.

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Mar 1 '16 13:30

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) contradicts the claim that eight Dutch jihadists were executed in Raqqa last week. According to the organization, these are false rumors and no foreign fighters were killed by terrorist organization Islamic State.

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